When CashCashPinoy offered a deal for Zark's Burgers, I was one of those who didn't think twice and just went ahead to buy the coupon. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn't able to claim my P500-worth of food and drinks from the famous burger shop. I thought it would take me forever to finally pay a trip to Zark's Burgers. Fortunately, The Pickiest Eater invited me to attend Jawbreaker Day last Sunday.
The Jawbreaker Day is Zark's Burgers special promo offering their 5-inch tall burger to the public for P150 instead of P250. And although there was already Jawbreaker Day part one for this month, I was fortunate to have attended the part two, as I got to evade the long lines of customers in queue last July 7. If you're wondering how, well this time, Zark's Burgers implemented a ticketing system with a number and a time slot.
With such a high demand for one of Manila's greasiest burgers, I can't help but get excited to try the Jawbreaker -- a triple-patty burger with Spam, bacon, tomatoes, greens and cheese sauce, served with a siding of fries and a glass of iced tea or lemonade. Just one look at this 5-inch tall burger and you know it's a heart attack in a bun. And although I've recently become quite health conscious, I threw it out of the window for the meantime and just succumbed to this heart attack-inducing temptation.
In general, Zark's Burgers' patties are made from seasoned beef. And although I like tasty and flavorful beef patties, I found the Jawbreaker's triple-patty having too strong of a peppery taste for my liking. Good thing, there were veggies and a soft and big bun to balance out the explosion of flavors. (Don't eat each layer separately like I did if you don't dig strong peppery flavors. Try to savor everything in one big bite.)
As much as I tried to finish my Jawbreaker, I failed. However, I think I didn't do that bad since I managed to leave just a small portion of the top and bottom buns plus about a fourth of a single patty. (A great job for someone petite, right?) Everyone in our table wasn't able to finish their burgers too, except for Kurt and the beau who despite sweeping his way as the first place finisher, didn't eat his veggies.
|Zark's Burgers' dining space and the Wall of Fame|
After this trip to Zark's Burgers, I'm sure a returning visit is in order. With other tempting greasy burgers such as the Deep-Fried Burger (1/4 pound P155; 1/2 pound P185) and the 2-pound quadruple-patty Tombstone (P500) which if you finish in 10 minutes garners you a spot on the Wall of Fame, plus a free shirt, the beau and I might just give the challenge a try. (It would be nice if a photo of a girl is on that wall, don't you think so?)
Zark's Burgers, Taft Ave.
2/F Archer's Nook, 2464 Taft Ave.,
Malate, Manila (Across DLSU, top of Yellow Cab)
(02) 392-1211; (0923) 737-2517